Honestly just curiosity: if you want to limit your physical load, are more familiar with mac, but need to have windows for faster Canon use, then why not use bootcamp to have windows and mac on one computer?
Doug Peterson, Head of Technical Services
Capture Integration, Phase One Dealer
We were going to do that when I added the new intel book this week, but then it takes partitioning of drives, running seperate os systems, some people report it works fast, others have issues and I have very little time.
I thought just loading a dell laptop would be easier and honestly the Dell is a very nice machine with 640 gigs of drive space and vista is an easy os to learn, at least for capture and some quick processing.
If I could run 4.5 on the dell machine it would lighten us and allow us to only carry one intel powerbook instead of two. Now I don't know and though I do appreciate the help I wonder if anyone has run 4.5 tethered on a vista machine?
We tried to go onto Phase's support forum and even though I have two accounts (2 c-1 licenses) I can not get on the site to see if it's possible. We just get a series of redirects and finally onto the site as a guest which doesn't show any threads.
Anyway, at this stage I'm just about out of time as we leave early thursday am and this is a large production so we're more than slammed.
So back to the original quesiton, why run it on a pc? Well, I guess because I have one, do a lot of work with the Canon on the dell and it makes sense to have it available for my Phase backs also, since the software was listed as compatible with vista and our configuration.